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Riot Fest Chicago 2015 Lineup Revealed

Christmas has moved from December to May this year, and tonight is the night Santa gives us all the one thing we have been demanding: The lineups for Riot Fest 2015. The final lineup to be revealed tonight, May 27, was for the Chicago event, which takes place Sept. 11-13. Additional bands and details will be revealed […]

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Riot Fest Denver 2015 Lineup Revealed

Christmas has moved from December to May this year, and tonight is the night Santa gives us all the one thing we have been demanding: The lineups for Riot Fest 2015. The second lineup to be revealed tonight, May 27, was for the Denver event, which takes place August 28-30. Additional bands and details will be revealed in the coming […]

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Riot Fest Toronto 2015 Lineup Revealed

Christmas has moved from December to May this year, and tonight is the night Santa gives us all the one thing we have been demanding: The lineups for Riot Fest 2015. The first lineup to be revealed tonight, May 27, was for the Toronto event, which takes place September 19-20. Additional bands and details will […]

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Riot Fest Lineups Coming Next Week, Chicago Venue Announced

With all the summer festival announcements as of late, there has been a clear absence of updates from the Riot Fest team. The 2014 schedule came out during the second week of May last year, but the crew behind the multi-city event needed a little more time before revealing the 2015 installment, which will again […]

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Alexisonfire Announce Return, Confirm 2015 Festival Dates

Following Thrice’s lead, Canadian post-hardcore outfit Alexisonfire has announced they’ll return for a series of seven festival performances this summer after teasing an announcement last week with a cryptic #AOF2015 Instagram post. The band has confirmed they’ll appear at Toronto’s Riot Fest, which takes place on September 19-20. Following this announcement, Riot Fest has announced […]

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UTG INTERVIEW: Mineral @ Riot Fest Chicago

Nostalgia is something special, especially to the music scene. Memories are tied to bands that have become defunct, and have gone to do other things. That’s what makes the reunions of those bands so special. It brings a crazy amount of people together to cherish a special occasion that may never happen again. The reunion […]

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LIVE REVIEW: Riot Fest Denver (Days 2 & 3)

I was so proud of myself for waking up the morning after my first night at Riot Fest Denver and cranking out my review of ‘Day 1’ that I believed wholeheartedly I would be able to repeat that act the following two days. “I’ll be the first to press ‘post’ out of every journalist there,” […]

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UTG INTERVIEW: Modern Baseball @ Riot Fest Chicago 2014

Modern Baseball is, by and large, one of the most important breakthrough artists of this year. If their first album, Sports, didn’t prove that, the band’s 2014 release of You’re Gonna Miss It All should have. Not only is their recorded music perfect for singing along and laughing, but this honest and witty four-piece perfects […]

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UTG INTERVIEW: John Nolan of Taking Back Sunday @ Riot Fest Chicago

Taking Back Sunday have had a crazy year. They released a criminally underrated album (Happiness Is…), a split 10″ with The Used, and embarked on a huge, extensive tour that has lasted nearly all year, including all three Riot Fest dates. And they’re not done. They’ll cross the pond and play shows over in Europe […]

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LIVE REVIEW: Riot Fest Denver (Day 1)

I missed Riot Fest 2013, and to be honest I spent the first six months after it took place kicking myself for having not attended. When the 2014 installment was unveiled, I knew this would be the year I finally made the trek. Chicago was my first choice, but due to some family related issues […]

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Senses Fail Announce They’ve Signed To Pure Noise Records During Set At Riot Fest

According to AbsolutePunk, fans are reporting that during their set at Riot Fest Senses Fail announced they have signed to Pure Noise Records. Though neither party have officially confirmed the statement through social media, a fan did tweet at the label & band asking if it was true and they ended up retweeting the tweet. […]

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FESTIVAL PREVIEW: 10 Cover Songs We Hope To Hear at Riot Fest Chicago

Nothing gets a festival crowd going like a good cover tune, so it’s no surprise that many of my favorite memories from Riot Fest 2013 involved covers. The festival opened on Friday afternoon with Hatebreed paying tribute to fallen Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman with their cover of “Ghosts of War,” during which Jamey Jasta made […]